RSS

Sassy Apple Craft! • September 19th, 2018

CRAFTNIGHT! >> WED • Sept 19th, 2018 • Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later!) 
Craft Project: Sassy Apple Craft!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: Thousands of options
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

I have sassy photo apple frames, and they’re VERY apple-oriented, because it’s Johnny Appleseed Day on September 26th! There’ll be stuff to glue onto your frames, and opportunity to take a photo to put IN the frame.I’ve got glitter glue, googly eyes, more pieces of foam so you can make your own shapes, and even some LEAF shapes, woo! You can fill your apple frame with a drawing, leave it blank, or have your photo taken and printed by CraftNight!

It’s the time of year where apples do their thing, they’re part of the rose family, just like apples and plums, and there are over 7,500 different varieties of apples. Apples are packed with fiber, the average apple contains 4.5 grams, so put down those two servings of Metamucil, because apples are way more fun to eat.

We’re SO CLOSE to the Autumnal Equinox and no it’s not your imagination the sky in Los Angeles is getting more blue. The sun is crossing the celestial equator going south, the light changes, and there ARE leaves that change color, don’t be weird we DO have seasons, you just have to go to it: Descanso Gardens, Ice House Canyon (below Mt. Baldy), LA County Arboretum, Huntington Library Botanical Gardens, Ortega Highway, Mt. Wilson Observatory, to name a few.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


For the entire month of October, Project Q will be on the road with their trusty ‘Hairstream’ giving free haircuts to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth across America. Help them get to these smaller cities, find out more and please >>>> Donate Now!


UPCOMING CRAFTS: Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, Ping-Pong Luminarias Oct 3rd, Halloween Bottle Cap Necklace Oct. 10th… October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL EVENTS and SURPRISES!!!!


OPENING THIS WEEK! SEPT 20 – 22nd@ Casita del Campo!: Time for the most sparkly, gay, naughty sexy epic journey with giant WIGS and all music from 1989! See it again or for the first time! Directed by yours truly, this tour de force of sequins, crying while walking, queer-undertones and shoulder pads is a gift you should give to you and yours this fall season. This is our LAST RUN, come get a chimichanga and a show! >>> MORE INFO and TIX HERE

THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY!!! Sept 23rd at Akbar 7:30pm >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo brings you MuuMuus and Caftans Tiki-Time Fall Fantasy! We’re giving summer the ultimate farewell by wearing MuuMuus or Caftans and bringing in that Fall Feeling with fun prizes, booze awards and MORE! FB Event Here!

CrafNight! 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Collage Craft

Comments Off on Sassy Apple Craft! • September 19th, 2018

Tags: , , , , ,

Printing Press! • September 12th, 2018

This Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Craft Project: Printing Press!

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: You Deserve a Break Today! 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

We’re doing a super special technique using foam and fancy ink to make art prints and cards! We’ve NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE it’s a NEW CRAFT OMG YAHHHHHH!!!

I’ll have some printed out ideas in case you’re overwhelmed by what to draw or make, the instructions will be clear and easy to follow. You can also cut out shapes and glue them onto a foam sheet and use THAT as your “printing block” to do a “matisse” inspired design.

If you’ve never been to CraftNight, I implore you, just come on in and try it. I’m really into “unplanned living” or at least trying to fit some in when one can. Things get busy, stuff stacks up, and the mind begins to feel too full, the list is endless. Once in awhile you just have to ignore the to-do list and do something spontaneous.

Every wisdom-oriented tradition says there are benefits to quieting the mind and finding ways to clear clutter in one’s gray matter. This means that even in ancient times, people were stressing out about how to best kill a bear, or not get ostracized by a tribe, or figuring out what FIRE is… etc. And they extolled the virtues of finding time to take in the wonder of life stuff even when in the midst of building pyramids, or lashing sailor knots, or churning butter or merely trying to get down to the business of staying alive.

So this week I invite you to throw out all the fears, doubts, dreams, praise, logistics, statistics and things floating around in your brain… come in, and just: make a thing. It’s inky, it’s printy, you can make something for yourself or a friend, and you can be in the now, the here, instead of distracted by all the people, places and things crowding up your psyche. Oh and… we have cocktails to get that process started for you, lol.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


For the entire month of October, Project Q will be on the road with their trusty ‘Hairstream’ giving free haircuts to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth across America. Help them get to these smaller cities, find out more and please >>>> Donate Now!


UPCOMING CRAFTS: Sept. 19th: Sassy Apple Frame Craft, Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL EVENTS and SURPRISES!!!!

UPCOMING SHOW SEPT 20 – 22nd@ Casita del Campo!: Time for the most sparkly, gay, naughty sexy epic journey with giant WIGS and all music from 1989! See it again or for the first time! Directed by yours truly, this tour de force of sequins, crying while walking, queer-undertones and shoulder pads is a gift you should give to you and yours this fall season. This is our LAST RUN, come get a chimichanga and a show! >>> MORE INFO and TIX HERE

UPCOMING BINGO: Sept 23rd at Akbar 7:30pm >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo brings you MuuMuus and Caftans Tiki-Time Fall Fantasy! We’re giving summer the ultimate farewell by wearing MuuMuus or Caftans and bringing in that Fall Feeling with fun prizes, booze awards and MORE! FB Event Here!

CrafNight! 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on September 11, 2018 in Messy Craft, Painting Craft

Comments Off on Printing Press! • September 12th, 2018

Tags: , , , , , ,

Paper Bag Puppets • September 5th, 2018

TONITE! Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Craft Project: Paper Bag Puppets

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: You Deserve a Break Today! 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

It’s after Labor Day, and we’re letting go of Summer kicking and screaming. Tonight we’ll make paper bag puppets, a classic activity, a way to be a friend and invent a friend in very few steps with much payoff. Paper bag puppets are great because they are compact, in that you can fold them up and take them anywhere.

Puppets are dorky, disarming, strange, dismissed… and still somehow, even in the 21st century, compelling, intriguing, heartwarming, ancient and intrinsic. Puppets have been around for thousands of years. Something primal in us just “gets” puppets. A paper bag can carry your lunch… or it can become a dear paper friend!

You never know when a paper bag puppet will come in handy for that job interview, or that Tinder date, or standing in line for tickets at the Wiltern. Puppets can be a buffer, an extension of ourselves, the imagined aspect of who we’d like to be: more confident, less critical, less distrusting, more understanding, more loving, less afraid. Make your puppet, put yer hand in it, and let it be bratty, let it say things you wouldn’t, let it be good.

And speaking of BEING GOOD, I wanna ask you to donate to Project Q US Tour Fundraiser if you have a buck or two or ten. For the entire month of October, Project Q will be on the road with their trusty ‘Hairstream’ giving free haircuts to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth across America. Help them get to these smaller cities, find out more and please >>>> Donate Now!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS: Sept. 12th: Printing Press Crafts, Sept. 19th: Sassy Apple Frame Craft, Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL EVENTS and SURPRISES!!!!

UPCOMING SHOW SEPT 20 – 22nd@ Casita del Campo!: Time for the most sparkly, gay, naughty sexy epic journey with giant WIGS and all music from 1989! See it again or for the first time! Directed by yours truly, this tour de force of sequins, crying while walking, queer-undertones and shoulder pads is a gift you should give to you and yours this fall season. This is our LAST RUN, come get a chimichanga and a show! >>> MORE INFO and TIX HERE

UPCOMING BINGO: Sept 23rd at Akbar 7:30pm >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo brings you MuuMuus and Caftans Tiki-Time Fall Fantasy! We’re giving summer the ultimate farewell by wearing MuuMuus or Caftans and bringing in that Fall Feeling with fun prizes, booze awards and MORE! FB Event Here!

CrafNight! 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on September 5, 2018 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

Comments Off on Paper Bag Puppets • September 5th, 2018

Tags: , , , , ,

Popsicle Stick Bird Bath • August 29th, 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
SPECIAL EVENT>>> SELF DEFENSE CLASS w/Cory Klink starts at 8pm!
Craft Project: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: Your Complete Castle of Cocktails!
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

I’m BAAAAAACCCKKKK!

After three weeks of galavanting all over Europe, I am pleased to report that I’m relaxed, tan, and EXCITED TO SEE YOU!!!

Now remember, we’ve got QUEER SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink at 8pm! Here’s more info, please come support this amazing martial arts teacher and learn some valuable techniques keeping yourself prepared and safe in our big crazy world of even crazier humans.

What craft do I have for you this week? I was thinking about the BIRDS and how they get hungry. We’ll be making bird feeders out of popsicle sticks! It’s easy as pie, I have a diagram for you and all the required popsicle sticks to make this work. It kind of looks like a lil’ raft, but then you build upward with your sticks so that it makes a cool box-type structure, and you’ll tie some yarn to it so it can hang from a tree or the rafters, or wherever birds like to hang out.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

UPCOMING: Sept 5th: Paper Bag Puppets, Sept. 12th: Printing Press Crafts, Sept. 19th: Sassy Apple Frame Craft, Sept 26th: Halloween Bracelet Craft, October>>>> HALLOWEEN CRAFTS ALL MONTH PLUS SPECIAL SURPRISES!!!!

CrafNight! 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

Comments Off on Popsicle Stick Bird Bath • August 29th, 2018

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

DIY PaddleBall Game • August 8th, 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project: DIY PaddleBall Game

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: Your ticket to Sassytown!  
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Still at the first half of the last of the summer months, we find ourselves in August. Above average temperatures prevail! The great solar wheel turns its magnifying glass toward us ants and ROASTS us to a crisp, and we hope all goddesses presiding over agriculture will not kill off all the tomatoes. Shark Week is hiding in the month of August somewhere… but who knows when it will attack?!?

What to do with a month like August? Keep on keepin’ on, and thus, we bring you DIY paddleballs.

If you want to paddle, well, we got you one, and you can make it look like whatever you want! Comes with a ball and a string to flex those motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The paddle ball (U.S. Patent 1,529,600) was created in the 1920s and is a classic toy that captured the hearts and minds of America! The original model depicted a cowboy playing paddle ball while riding on a bucking bronco, which would be hard to manage, I’d imagine. You can paint such a scene on the back of your paddleball game, or someone’s name, or a mouse eating a snake, or a certain politician’s face, or whatever you like!

Here’s a GREAT clip from House of Wax showing some paddle ball prowess if I ever saw any:

Paddleball is a game of physical skill and dexterity, and it is a beloved toy of historical importance, so I’ll wholeheartedly agree that having one around helps add merit to one’s living quarters or place of work. Stop typing, writing, office-ing, and give the paddleball a coupla whirls and suddenly you’re reminded that being a person is just incredible, and you should make sure to do more person things, and less dumb/workie things, when possible.

It’s August, and there’s so much more of it ahead, make sure you visit us, we’ll keep the ice cubes cold.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming CraftNights: August 15th – Ocean Animal Sand Art, August  22nd, 29th, September 5th, 12th TBA Crafts! >>> 9pm • Wednesdays • Akbar >>> 4356 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 >>>>>> www.craftnightlosangeles.com

 

Posted by on August 5, 2018 in Coloring Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

Comments Off on DIY PaddleBall Game • August 8th, 2018

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,